Benjamin Franklin Papers

Samuel Tucker to the American Commissioners, 29 April 1778: résumé

Samuel Tucker to the American Commissioners8

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Bordeaux, April 29, 1778: I have received your orders but cannot carry them out immediately; repairs will take another two weeks and more. Mr. Livingston will be my second lieutenant,9 and I am obliged to you.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 73.

9In the commissioners’ letter of the 13th they had recommended Livingston as first officer, but Adams hoped he would agree to be second: ibid., p. 68.

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